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  • Jun
  • 22

HbbTV for TVP

By: SES

Polish state broadcaster Telewizja Polska (TVP) has produced an HbbTV application to support the Euro 2012 football championships co-hosted by Poland. The HbbTV (Hybrid Broadcast Broadband Television) standard was founded by a consortium of broadcasting and electronics companies including SES (operator of the ASTRA satellites) to enable content delivered via the Internet to be seamlessly integrated with broadcast TV, and the TVP Euro 2012 app provides interactive on-screen information on players, match statistics, viewer polls, etc alongside broadcast coverage of the football.

TVP will provide further HbbTV apps to support its programming after the Euro 2012 championships end on July 1.

Visit www.tvp.pl for further information

 

 

 

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HbbTV, Poland, TVP

  • Jun
  • 21

Sky UK ‘s showcase channel Pick TV and game show channel Challenge, along with their +1 hour sister channels, are now broadcast free-to-air on ASTRA 28.2°E. Pick TV shows reruns of a variety of drama and entertainment programmes previously shown on Sky One and formerly could only be watched with a Sky viewing card. Challenge was previously part of the Sky Entertainment pay-TV package.

Visit www.sky.com for further information

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28.2, UK

  • Jun
  • 20

Take two screen

By: SES

A survey by international market researcher Nielsen has revealed the extent that TV viewers in the US, UK, Germany and Italy use a ‘second screen’ of a smartphone or tablet computer while watching broadcast TV.

 

 

 


  • Jun
  • 13

The Slovak and Czech direct-to home platforms, Skylink and CS Link, which broadcast from the ASTRA 23.5°E and ASTRA 19.2°E satellites, have fully merged with the Luxembourg-based M7 Group, which acquired the two broadcasters last year.

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19.2, 23.5, DTH, Skylink

  • Jun
  • 12

HD fo BG

By: SES

Bulgarian direct-to-home satellite platform, Satellite BG has added a further high definition channel to the line-up launched in February. BNT1 from Bulgaria’s state-owned public broadcaster, BNT (Bŭlgarska natsionalna televiziya), is now broadcasting in HD from ASTRA 23.5°E to all of Bulgaria, alongside around 80 other standard definition and HD channels, including all the major Bulgarian public and commercial services.

Visit www.satellite.bg for more information

 

 

 

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Bulgaria, HDTV

  • Jun
  • 10

Research company In-Stat forecasts that by 2016, 100 million households worldwide will actively use hybrid services delivered to their TV. Hybrid set-top boxes include both a TV tuner and internet connection to receive services via the internet as well as, say, by ASTRA satellites. In-Stat’s report, Worldwide Hybrid Set-Top Boxes, reveals that the US is currently the leader for hybrid TV households, with 23 million hybrid boxes expected by the end of 2012, but the UK, France, and Germany are coming on strong, and most of Europe will have hybrid services by 2016 with Europe’s Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV) standard gaining dominance by the end of 2013.

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HDTV, Hybrid

  • Jun
  • 08

Turkish state broadcaster, TRT (Türkiye Radyo ve Televizyon Kurumu) has started transmissions from ASTRA for the first time. TRT’s overseas service, TRT Türk is available free-to-air from ASTRA 19.2°E at 11.612GHz/H, using capacity freed up by the end of German analogue broadcasting by satellite. TRT Türk shows a mix of news and current affairs, entertainment, documentaries and cultural programming, mostly in Turkish, aimed at expatriate Turks and Turkish speakers throughout Europe.

Visit www.trt-world.com for more information

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19.2

 

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